On the menu: musical and tasty surprises and, of course, the programming of the 2012 OFFTA. Take your friends out along with your children, parents, neighbors and other Facebook acquaintances. Rain or no rain, we will party!
When and where? | Thursday May 3rd | 5pm | Parc Jarry (at the kiosk around the St-Laurent/Villeray intersection) | FREE!
Until then, we have a few surprises to help you wait...
The Lactation Station | Bar à lait maternel
Jess Dobkin | Saturday May 26th | Between 1pm & 4pm | Usine C (lobby) | Free! | Wheelchair and stroller accessible
Quench your curiosity at the Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar! Audiences are invited to ‘quench their curiosity’ by tasting samples of pasteurized human breast milk at The Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar, an interactive performance art piece conceived and presented by Jess Dobkin. Participants have the opportunity to sample small quantities of breast milk, donated by local lactating new mothers at this public ‘tasting.’
Jess Dobkin | Jess Dobkin's performances, artists’ talks and workshops are presented at museums, galleries, theatres and universities around the world. Her work has toured internationally, and she has performed, lectured and conducted performance art workshops in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Belgium, and the U.K. She was named “Best Performance Artist” by both NOW Magazine and Xtra Magazine.
Performance is not only for established artists! To celebrate this live art that is within anyone's reach, Sylie Cotton is offering an artistic worshop for all - no previous training necessary. This intensive one-day workshop is followed by discussions and is structured so that progressively, through warm-up and improv exercices, participants learn to create short performances with the help of precise instructions.
A workshop to follow to try a new experience, to think about our own, others' and the world's presence and actions, to become more familiar with or to develop creativity, to become more sensitive to creation and live art... And especially to find the creative spark that sleeps within us and to free our artistic instinct.
Sylvie Cotton | Sylvie Cotton is an interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal. Her work began in 1997 and is tied to performance, art action, drawing and writing-based practices, although installation forms are also regularly used to put together exhibitions. Her work turns around the creation of situations that establish a relationship with another, or an infiltration of another person’s personal world. Sylvie Cotton is also a writer and curator. She has organized events, directed publications and been a member of many visual arts working groups and committees. She has presented performance work and installations in Quebec and around the world.
Let's hope that these revelations, along with the two events already on sale at the box office of Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui, will keep you satisfied until the great launch on May 3rd...
See you at the launch!
Billetterie > Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui |
OFFTA 2012 > Jacynthe Carrier
Jess Dobkin > David Hawe
Sylvie Cotton > Guy L'Heureux